Friday Foods – Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas are easy to make and fun to eat. Make good use of your cast-iron skillet this weekend and sauté some fresh veggies with this recipe from A Fork in the Trail.  Chicken Fajitas Makes 4-6 servings 2/3  cup onion 1/3  cup sweet red peppers 1/3  cup sweet green peppers 1/3  cup plum tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive...

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Books to Take Backpacking

Hiking is all about your senses. The views for miles. The feel of the mountain breeze. The smell of pine trees. The taste of the cold (filtered!) alpine lake. The sound of birds echoing through the forest. But once you take off your pack and settle...

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10 Reasons To Go Camping This Weekend

In honor of the Great American Campout this Saturday, here are some reasons why you should pack your bag, gas up the car, and sleep under the stars this weekend. If nothing else, pitch a tent in your backyard or cowboy camp in the comfort of...

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Outdoor Father’s Day Gift Guide

If you're looking for some last-minute Father's Day gift ideas, you've come to the right place. Why not give Dad the gift of adventure! Pair one of these books with a picnic lunch or a weekend getaway, and you're golden: Best Tent Camping: Kentucky—If you're looking...

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National Trails Day Trail Crawl

I love trails. Long trails. Short trails. Technical trails. Urban trails. Popular trails. Secret trails. So with today being National Trails Day, I sat down to pick the perfect trail for my celebration. Which oasis of dirt would my feet grace in honor of this better-than-Christmas day? And when I...

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Trekalong Goes to Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

Mountains and snowshoes and new gear, oh my! Trekalong is heading to Outdoor Retailer Winter Market this week. Just like our Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trip, we will be exhibiting all of the newest books by Wilderness Press and Menasha Ridge Press. But this time around, we have...

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Top Ten Reasons Why We Love Outdoor Retailer

Ah, the week after Outdoor Retailer. Where the mountains we just climbed are replaced with mountains of work and emails. I had heard that Outdoor Retailer would be a caffeine-infused haze of meetings, shiny new things, friendly people, and just pure awesomeness. And it was all...

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TrekAlong Goes to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market!

The countdown is on—in one week, TrekAlong, along with Wilderness Press and Menasha Ridge Press, will be jet-setting off to Salt Lake City to exhibit (Booth #32090!) at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market! We have been scoping out the other exhibitors, planning what new gear we...

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First Day Hikes Starts Year On Right Foot

For the third straight year, hiking groups across the country will come together on January 1 to ring in the new year right with one of the simplest, most invigorating activities there is: hiking. First Day Hikes -- for the first time this year, an official...

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